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October 22, 2013
Commissioners okay hiring to fill vacancy
By MIKE LAMM Community Corrections Director Ian Gilbert reported to the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon on changes in staff and the number of individuals enrolled in his department’s program. Gilbert informed commissioners of the resignation of a part-time employee who has served as a field officer conducting home visits of offenders placed on home detention. The employee, who also works fulltime as a Decatur city police officer, will be switching shifts and is resigning to be able to devote more time to his family. Gilbert sought and received approval to fill the vacancy. Currently, the community corrections program services 34 individuals (including one juve-
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nile) on home detention, four individuals on day recording, 39 taking classes and 28 active community service members. For the year to date, Gilbert reported 90 felons and 51 individuals with mis- Gilbert demeanor convictions (including seven juveniles) have utilized his facility, for a total of 148 participants in the com-
The Adams County Substance Abuse Awareness Council will sponsor a presentation titled “Meth in our Community” from 12-12:45 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Room 1 of Adams Memorial Hospital. The program presenter will be Sgt. Dan Mawhorr of the Indiana State Police. Mawhorr will provide information on meth-amphetamine user signs, precursors and dangers, and will discuss the one pot method of meth manufacture. According to Melissa Bright, project assistant for the council, all attendees will receive a free substance abuse awareness council T-shirt. In addition, a large variety of literature and handouts will be made available to those in attendance for their personal perusal or dissemination to other clubs, organizations and businesses.
munity corrections home detention program in 2013. He noted that 59 of the 90 felons had committed class D felony offenses, while 42 of the 51 misdemeanor offenders had committed class A misdemeanors. “The majority of our caseload is comprised of low-level felons and high level misdemeanor offenders,” Gilbert said. “We’re busy,” he See GILBERT, Page 3
Snow is in the forecast
It’s that time of year again. The time when pleasant temperatures and sunny skies yield to the realities of autumn. And just to make sure local residents understand the change, the National Weather Service office in northern Indiana has uttered that nasty four-letter word for the first time of the approaching winter season. Yes, snow is in the forecast for Decatur and Adams County this week. A cold front has moved into the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes, bringing with it a shot of colder air that to drop temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal early this week across most of the Midwest. This blast of cold air will also surge into the southern and eastern states by Wednesday. By late week, another reinforcing shot of cold air will take over the central and eastern states, the NWS reported. County residents awoke today to temperatures of 33 degrees. The forecast for Adams County today calls for highs to top out around 52 degrees with a 60 percent chance of rain this afternoon. That rain could turn to snow later in the day. The chance of snow remains throughout the day on Wednesday, with high temperatures expected to reach only 46 degrees. Low temperatures will hover near freezing at 33 degrees again this evening and 32 degrees on Wednesday night and into the early morning hours of Thursday. Thursday’s forecast is for mostly cloudy skies and a high of 43 degrees. Many locations in the Midwest will see lows in the upper 20s and low 30s at times through the week ahead. By late week, lows in the 30s are possible as far south as northern Georgia and northern Alabama. According to, International Falls, Minn. saw its first measurable snow of the season this past weekend. Snowflakes were also observed in Fargo, N.D. and Duluth, Minn. A second upper-level disturbance rotating through the northern Great Lakes was expected to bring another round of wet snow early today from northern Minnesota to northern Michigan.
SAAC grant deadline is Wednesday
The Adams County Substance Abuse Awareness Council is currently accepting grant applications for 2014 from organizations seeking funding to reduce the negative impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Adams County. The deadline for submission is 11 a.m. Wednesday. Grant applications and other information may be obtained online at or by calling 724-5368. SAAC will have approximately $18,000 to distribute in the categories of criminal justice services, intervention and prevention.
Election board to discuss new poll locations
The Adams County Election Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 28 in the Adams County Election room, located in the basement of the courthouse. The board will meet to discuss combining poll locations and county council districts.
Craig Whitman and his 15-month-old daughter Lillian went for a pleasant stroll along Mercer Avenue Monday afternoon. It could be their last such trip for a while as colder temperatures and the possibility of snow are forecast for this week. Photo by J Swygart
Solid waste district to see 75% decline in interest earnings
By J SWYGART The Adams County Solid Waste Management District will see investment interest revenue earned on a pair of long-standing trust fund accounts decrease by some 75 percent, following the expiration of certificates of deposit purchased by the district several years ago. Betty Garwood, office manager for the solid waste district, reported Monday to the district’s board of directors that certificates of deposit in which the district had invested approximately $350,000 have now expired. District controller Becky Cochran said the CDs for the two trust funds — used primarily to hold money needed for post-closure expenses at the county landfill — were earning 2 percent interest at First Bank of Berne. Garwood reported that now that the CDs have been cashed in, district officials are looking for reinvestment alternatives. She said a change in Indiana law allows political subdivisions to invest greater sums of money for longer periods of time in a single account than was previously allowed, and shared with the board some options for five-year investments in treasury bonds, state-backed bonds and other private securities. Interest rates on those types of investments ranged from 1.28 percent to 1.53 percent. She said the current rate offered on a 5-year certificate of deposit is 1.07 percent. The rate on shorter term CDs is approximately .5 percent. Board members, however, were hesitant to lock the district’s funds into a long-term investment at such low rates. Tim Baker, who serves as the board’s legal counsel, posed a hypothetical question to board members.
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“Are you confident that (interest) rates will stay flat for the next five years, or do you think they will go up?” Baker said there is “not a lot of risk” in going with a short-term investment. Decatur Mayor John Schultz, a member of the solid waste board, said he would hate to see the board “tie in for five years at such a low interest rate.” He made a motion, seconded by County Commissioner Kim Fruechte, to invest the funds in a short-term certificate of deposit. See INTEREST, Page 3
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Berne Halloween parade is Oct. 29 through downtown
The Berne Halloween Parade will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Participants will assemble at the First Mennonite Church parking lot and will travel east down Main Street through the downtown area. Halloween costume judging activities associated with the parade will be held in the garage bay of the Berne City Building. Individuals wanting to participate in the Halloween costume contest should arrive at the city building between 6-6:30 p.m., with judging to be concluded by 6:30 p.m.   Awards will be presented in the scariest, funniest, cutest and most creative/ original categories in two age divisions — age 5 and under, and age 6 and over. The contestants will be judged by members of the Swiss Red Hatters organization.   The costume contestants will be invited to walk in the Halloween parade if they choose, and will follow the Berne Fire Department contingent near the front of the parade.   Local businesses and church/youth groups wishing to participate in the parade may congregate in the east parking lot of the First Mennonite Church by 6:45 p.m.   Contact Kyle Velasco at 849-0588 or Ron Dull at 589-3070 with questions or concerns regarding this event. The parade is sponsored again this year by the Berne Democratic Committee.  
Scarecrow contest voting ends Thursday at 5 p.m.
A new event at Callithumpian this year is a Scarecrow Contest. Businesses, organizations and individuals were invited to display their creative talents by placing their unique scarecrow in the downtown planters for Halloween. The scarecrows are to be in place through Oct. 31. The winner of the scarecrow contest will be determined by a “people’s choice” vote. The winner will be announced following the Callithumpian parade on Monday. There are four locations at which people may vote: • Decatur Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Monroe St.; • Decatur Daily Democrat, 141 S. 2nd St.; • Fifth Third Bank, 101 N. 2nd St., and • The Java Bean, 151 N. 2nd St. Each scarecrow pot is numbered, and votes may be cast using that number. Ballots have been printed in the Decatur Daily Democrat and also are available at the voting locations. Voting ends at 5 p.m. Thursday. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the Callithumpian parade.
The Firefighter Phil program was presented to students in grades kindergarten through third at St. Joseph School last week. During the program, students learned to test their smoke detector every month and change the batteries two times a year. They also learned that when a smoke detector goes off they should crawl on the floor, get out of the home or building and stay out. Samantha Christen is shown in the photo above learning not to play with the stove, not to play with fireworks and not to play with the microwave. Photo provided
Nov. 8 is deadline for Geneva reserve deputy applicants
The Geneva Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of reserve deputy marshal due to vacancies that exist within the department. Applicants must be a United States citizen, be at least 21 years of age, a high school graduate or posses a GED, possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, be of good reputation and character, not have been found guilty of any offenses except minor traffic violations and be of good appearance and personality. Applicants should also possess an apptitude and attitude for police work, be in good physical condition with no infirmities except for defective vision that either can be or is corrected to 20/20 and possess an honorable discharge from the military, if applicable. Successful applicants must successfully pass an Indiana Law Enforcement Academy pre-basic course or a 40-hour course. In the course, students are taught basic criminal and traffic law, firearms training, defensive tactics and emergency vehicle operations. Once this course is successfully completed, an individual can be sworn in and then possesses police powers in the state of Indiana. Duties of a reserve deputy marshal include neighborhood patrol, traffic patrol, including accident investigation, and issuing citations and
responding to calls for service. Candidates must have general computer knowledge and be easily adaptable to computer programs, as well. Applications will be available until Nov. 8 and may be obtained from the Geneva Police Department or Geneva Town Hall in person or online at: and by going to the Police Department page.
Pistol-packin’ pastor turns back would-be robber
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police say a pistol-packing pastor turned the tables on an Evansville robber. Pastor Carl Sanders of Covenant Life Ministry in Evansville stopped in a discount store Friday to buy a drink and was confronted by 25-yearold Jermaine Marshall of Evansville holding what appeared to be a gun wrapped in plastic. Sanders tells WFIE-TV that Marshall told him to get on the ground, but the pastor says he pulled his gun on Marshall and told him, ‘‘No, you get on the ground.’’ Marshall’s weapon was just a spoon. Sanders held Marshall until officers arrived. He told Marshall he was doing so ‘‘out of love.’’ Marshall was being held without bond on robbery charges Monday at the Vanderburgh County Detention Center. Online jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.
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The First Bank of Berne recently donated $5,000 to the Adams Public Library’s Storybook Park project. Shown in the photo above are Ron Platt from the library’s fundraising committee, Jessica, Jones, Mina Velasco and Penny Parrish from The First Bank of Berne, Kelly Ehinger, library director; and fundraising committee members Suzy Fuelling and Larry Isch. Sponsors and memorial bricks for purchase are still available as the library continues fundraising efforts for the project. Photo provided
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Grant helps feline adoption efforts
FORT WAYNE — A northeastern Indiana animal shelter will use a $12,000 grant to help more cats get adopted this year. WANE-TV reports the Allen County SPCA received the grant from the PETCO Foundation for its ‘‘Fall for Felines’’ campaign. The grant will enable the shelter to keep the adoption fee for cats and kittens at $10 through the end of the year. The fee is normally $70. Director Jessica Henry says the shelter sees more adoptions when fees are lower. Each cat is spayed or neutered. Cats are available for adoption at the shelter Tuesday through Saturday and at two local PetSmart stores.
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Veteran’s family, cemetery officials squabble over fate of SpongeBob gravestone
CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials at a cemetery that removed a slain Iraq war veteran’s towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone from her final resting place after they deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds were planning to meet with the soldier’s family to explore possible solutions. The headstone of Kimberly Walker, 28, was made in the likeness of her favorite cartoon character and erected at Spring Grove Cemetery on Oct. 10, almost eight months after she was found slain in a Colorado hotel room. Despite getting the cemetery’s prior approval of the headstone’s design — a smiling SpongeBob in an Army uniform, with Walker’s name and rank — her family said Monday that cemetery staff called them the day after it was installed to say it would have to come down. The 7-foot headstone, along with a near-exact duplicate erected for Walker’s living twin sister, have been removed and will not be allowed back up, cemetery President Gary Freytag said Monday. ‘‘We’ve decided that they aren’t appropriate for our historic cemetery and they can’t be displayed here,’’ Freytag said, adding that the employee who approved the headstones made an inexplicable error in judgment, given the cemetery’s traditional, stately appearance. He acknowledged that the cemetery is at fault and that staff members would be meeting with Walker’s family on Tuesday to try to find a solution, which could include a more traditional gravestone bearing small likeness of the character. Freytag also said Spring Grove is prepared to reimburse the family for each headstone, which cost a combined $26,000, and pay for new ones. ‘‘I feel terrible that it got to this point but I’m
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Kathryn Sanders
Kathryn Sanders, 85, Grapeland, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. She was born March 9, 1928, in Decatur to the late William Henry and Ina Mae (Finkhousen) Lichtenberger. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Bible Church. She was also a board member of Guiceland Cemetery for many years. Among survivors are two daughters, Leilani Clark, Pflugerville, Texas, and Ayesha (Allan) Jeffries of Loveland, Colo.; a son, Barrett (Joey) Sanders of Elkhart, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Diane Sanders; two sisters, Betty Beer of Richburg, S.C. and Fern Walker of Van Wert, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Lichtenberger of Berne and Lloyd Lichtenberger of York, S.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were conducted by Bailey and Foster Funeral Home in Grapeland, Texas.
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Alverna E. Reinking
Alverna E. Reinking, 88, Decatur, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Woodcrest Nursing Center. She was born Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1925, in Adams County, to the late Theodore K. and Clara (Macke) Ewell. She married Louis W. “Bud” Reinking Jr. on June 11, 1944; he passed away on July 11, 1995. Alverna was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Preble. Among survivors are a daughter, Donna J. (James) Garwood of Fort Wayne; two sons, Ronald (Debbie) Reinking of Indianapolis and David (Jo) Reinking of Logansport; two sisters, Dorothy (Gary) Heckman and Eldora Fuelling, both of Decatur; two brothers, Marvin (Barbara) Ewell and Ralph (Sharon) Ewell, both of Reinking Decatur; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marlene Ewell. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Friday. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the church, with Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Preble. Preferred memorials are to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.
The headstone of Iraq war veteran Kimberly Walker, 28, was made in the likeness of her favorite cartoon character and erected at Spring Grove Cemetery on Oct. 10. Cemetery officials want it removed.
hoping we can come out at the other end of the tunnel with a solution,’’ he said. Cemetery officials plan to meet with Walker’s family on Tuesday. Walker was an Army corporal assigned to the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion and served two year-long tours Iraq in 2006 and 2010 as a petroleum supply specialist, her family said. Walker was found dead in a hotel room in Colorado Springs on Valentine’s Day, strangled and beaten to death. Her boyfriend, an Army sergeant stationed nearby, was arrested and charged with her killing. Walker’s twin sister, Kara Walker, said the family is beyond distraught. A lot of thought went into choosing the gravestones which she said were chosen because her sister loved SpongeBob, even outfitting her entire bedroom with the cartoon character’s decorations. ‘‘It is frustrating that you entrust a cemetery to have your best interest at heart and accommodate you and your family at a hard time ... and because they don’t like it they’re going to take it down,’’ said Kara Walker, 29, an information technician for the U.S. Navy stationed in Naples, Italy.
Teacher called hero in fatal Nevada shooting
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives before the first bell rang. Police said a Sparks Middle School student was the lone gunman who injured two young classmates, killed himself and took the life of an 8th-grade math teacher who tried to stop the rampage. The teacher, former serviceman Michael Landsberry, 45, was being hailed for trying to protect students from a shooting that was witnessed by 20 or 30 children. ‘‘We have a lot of heroes today, including our children ... and our fallen hero, an amazing teacher,’’ Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez said. Authorities did not provide a motive for the shooting, and it’s not known where he got the gun. The 12-year -old wounded students were listed in stable condition. One was shot in the shoulder, and the other was hit in the abdomen. Parents clung to their teary-eyed children at an evacuation center, while the community
Decatur, was arrested by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department on a probation violation. He is being held without bond. Brian L. Jones, 28, Bryant, was charged by the sheriff’s department on a warrant for contempt of Adams County Circuit Court. He faces a bond of $1,000 cash. William R. Simones, 40, Winchester, was detained by the sheriff’s department on a probation violation warrant. He is being held without bond. Vince E. Thomas, 47, N. 13th Street, Decatur, was cited by the Decatur Police Department for battery resulting in serious bodily injury. He is being held without bond. Karen M. McClurg, 37, Line Street, Decatur, was charged with a probation violation by the sheriff’s department. She is being held without bond.
Pair charged A pair of individuals were released from the Adams County Law Enforcement Center Monday after being charged by police. Joshua S. Price, 32, Line Street, Decatur, was booked on a warrant charging him with driving while suspended. He was released under his own recognizance. Richard J. Bywater, 34, Bluffton, was cited by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant for theft. He posted a $200 cash and $7,500 surety bond for his release from custody. In custody Five persons remained in custody this morning at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center following their arrest by police on Monday. Philip D. Curtis, 36, Stevenson Street,
struggled to make sense of the latest episode of schoolyard violence to rock the nation less than a year after the massacre in Newtown, Conn. Sparks, a city of roughly 90,000 that sprung out of the railway industry, lies just east of Reno. ‘‘It’s not supposed to happen here,’’ said Chanda Landsberry, the slain teacher’s sister-inlaw. ‘‘We’re just Sparks — little Sparks, Nevada. It’s unreal.’’ Investigators were still trying to piece together the chain of events that began around 7:15 a.m. Monday, 15 minutes before classes were set to begin for roughly 700 students in the 7th and 8th grades. ‘‘As you can imagine, the best description is chaos,’’ Reno Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson said. ‘‘It’s too early to say whether he was targeting people or going on an indiscriminate shooting spree.’’ It was no shock to family members that Landsberry — a married military veteran with two stepdaughters — would take a bullet. ‘‘To hear that he was trying to stop that is not surprising by any means,’’ said Chanda Landsberry. She added his life could be summed up by his love of family, his students and his country.
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Deer accidents Deer on Adams County roadways have kept the Adams County Sheriff’s Department busy in recent days with officers investigating four accidents involving vehicles hitting animals. At 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Martha A. Doan, 52, rural Decatur, was eastbound on C.R. 1100N near C.R. 200W when she was unable to avoid hitting the deer that ran into the path of her car. At 3:55 a.m. Monday, Patrice K. Williams, 42, Honeysuckle Lane, Decatur, was southbound on C.R. 000 near C.R. 350S when a deer ran out in front of her auto. At 6 a.m. Monday, Jamie S. Richardson, 34, Lewis Street, Decatur, told police she was westbound on C.R. 800N east of C.R. 300E when a deer came from the north side of the road into the path of her car. At 4:26 a.m. today, Stephen W. Johnson, 61, N. Jefferson Street, Berne, was westbound on S.R. 218 near C.R. 300W when he struck a deer. In all four accidents, police estimated between $1,001-$2,500 in damage was done to the vehicle.
Safety matters were also discussed by the solid waste officials, with the talk focusing primarily on requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Solid Waste District Director Hank Mayer said it was stressed at a recent statewide conference of the Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts association that OSHA will be beefing up its onsite inspection efforts across the state. Mayer said OSHA “requires written documentation on all kinds of things” and that the local district would likely fall short of those requirements at the current time. “I think we have a good safety program, but
maybe it’s not enough,” Mayer said. He sought board approval to enter into an agreement with the S.E.S. firm of Fort Wayne to perform a safety assessment for the district “and to get us trained to the standards we need to be.” The cost for that service, the director said, is $2,500 annually. “I think we need to do this,” Mayer said, “especially with the public out there (at the county transfer station) as much as they are.” The board agreed and authorized the contract. In other business Monday, the solid waste panel gave its approval to its 2014 operating budget of $1,452,100. The spending document had previously been approved by the Adams County Council.
added. “We try to keep the jail community service workers and the community corrections workers separate. It’s just easier to monitor that way,” he said. Gilbert also stated that all participants in the program are on a GPS monitoring system. “It lets us know where they are at all times,” he said. The system is fairly sophisticated, he pointed out, explaining that “if someone is someplace they’re not supposed to be, the system sends us an e-mail.” In addition, Gilbert noted participants in the program are subject to random checks by field officers, visiting each person at least two to four times a week. He added that it is a violation for those on home monitoring to fail to open the door or answer the telephone” when contacted by members of his staff.
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Ivy Tech trustee resigns over emails
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Ivy Tech Community College chairman has resigned from its board of trustees following a report he sent emails with political diatribes, sexist jokes and nude pictures to college and state officials until Ivy Tech asked him to stop earlier this year. The Indianapolis Star reported V. Bruce Walkup resigned Monday night, saying he didn’t want his ‘‘actions to overshadow the tremendous work of the faculty, staff and students at Ivy Tech.’’ The Star reported on the emails Sunday. Earlier Monday, Gov. Mike Pence said his administration ‘‘does not condone or tolerate’’ such communications and was exploring its options regarding board appointees. Walkup was appointed by former Gov. Mitch Daniels. Pence has asked the state inspector general to investigate a former state wildlife director who’s friends with Walkup.
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Marching with Sen. Mike Lee: A counter-cultural vision moving forward
By Kathryn Jean Lopez Senator Mike Lee is a man to listen to. Washington, D.C., Congress and some Republican senators are not the most popular people in America today, but suspend your judgment for just a moment. Consider his indictment — of American politics and even conservatism — and his vision for the future. At the Value Voters Summit, held during the final days of the government shutdown, the junior senator from Utah cautioned against something we had been witnessing in the media over the last weeks. “Conservatives,” he said, “often fall into a trap — defining ourselves by what we are against: Big government, debt, higher taxes and regulations, Obamacare. But we haven’t invested nearly as much time and energy in communicating what we conservatives are for. I’m talking about more than simply the policies we advocate. Conservatism is not about the bills we want to pass, but the nation we want to be.” It’s worth noting that strategic misfires are sometimes born of true conviction. Much of MSNBC these days consists of assuming Sen. Ted Cruz was simply trying to advance his presidential primary credentials by talking down Obamacare and tolerating a shutdown. But his intention is to address existential threats born out of fundamental questions about who we are and where we are going. During his speech, Lee addressed this: “Too often in this town we stop thinking about the things that matter most. We get so caught up in the thick of things that we not only stop thinking big — we often stop thinking at all — which leads to other things — like $17 trillion debt, widespread dysfunction, and much more.” It’s not just a Washington problem, is it? We get set in our ways and stop realizing our lives can be different, better and about something more than the coming — or missed — deadline. Further, we can help others: out of poverty, out of depression, out of feeling alone in the world. Seven months into the papacy of Pope Francis, the media seems much more interested in figuring out what political label he falls under rather than actually listening to what he says. But what he says is: Be who you say you are. And you can’t be who you say you are if you don’t know who you are! And you can’t help your brother if you don’t even look at him, if you’re completely indifferent to him, if you don’t even notice him, never mind fail to weep for his pain. In remarks in an aptly named “Room of Renunciation” in Assisi earlier this month, Pope Francis advised: “For everyone, even for our society that is showing signs of fatigue, if we want to save ourselves from sinking, it is necessary to follow the path of poverty. That does not mean misery — this idea should be refuted — it means knowing how to share, how to be more in solidarity with those in need, to entrust oneself more to God and less to our human efforts.” Earlier this year, Lee explained what it is we need to consider as we move forward in debates about the economy, health care, immigration, religious liberty and the very future of America: “The alternative to big government is not small government. The alternative to big government is a thriving, flourishing nation of cooperative communities — where your success depends on your service. It’s a free enterprise economy where everyone works for everyone else, competing to see who can figure out the best way to help the most people. And it’s a voluntary civil society, where free individuals come together to meet each other’s needs, fill in the gaps, and make sure no one gets left behind.” He further emphasized: “Our ideals demand we identify even more with those Americans still on the bottom rungs, where the climbing is harder, dangerous and lonely.” In freedom is duty, a duty that encourages and challenges and loves. Today’s challenges require a human encounter that no government or politician can lead; it involves an integrity deeper than any ideology and a commitment well beyond any news or campaign cycle. Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of National Review Online
By Jim Mullen After a few doctor visits and constant problems with prescription medicines, my friend, Dave, has decided to pay attention to what he eats, hoping to cut down on some of the more unpleasant side effects and, perhaps, become healthy enough to stop taking some meds altogether. Years of airplane peanuts and convenience store lunches have taken their toll on him, and he was feeling old before his time. So he did what many people in his condition have done: He bought a juicer. He loves it and now he can’t wait to spread the message of juicing to everyone who comes in his house. I suspect in the next few weeks he may start showing up at a complete stranger’s back door, wearing a white shirt and a skinny black tie, and ask them if they’ve heard the good news about juices. Me? I like juice, but I have never had a juicer. I’m a blender person. But mine is 30 years old, maybe older. I think it was made by Atwater Kent. I used to make smoothies in it. A little ice, a little milk, some fruit, yummy. But I hadn’t used it for a few years. Last week, I found a recipe for a smoothie that called for frozen banana chunks. This blender couldn’t handle them, and frozen banana chunks are marshmallows compared to ice. So I was in the market for something new. Maybe
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breaths. If I did this every day, if I stopped eating bacon cooked in sugar, cheese-covered everything, junk food snacks and late night cookie dough ice cream, I could see myself living to 150. Maybe Dave is onto something here. “See what I’m saying? Watch this.” Dave throws in a cucumber. I take another sip. My sciatica disappears. My lower back pain goes away. My skin is starting to look young and healthy. My hair is turning brown again. I’ve probably grown 2 or 3 inches. I’m getting into it now. What else can we throw in there? The pulp side is almost full now; there’s not much room. Dave gets a gleam in his eye. He can see I’m a convert. He reaches into the fridge and pulls out a bag of dark green lettuce. “Wait till you try this. Kale! It’s a miracle food. You barely have to eat anything else.” Whrrr. Whrrr. Whrrr. I take a sip — of the most disgusting stuff known to man. This is not a food; it’s a chemical weapon. The miracle is that anyone is able to choke it down. It sucked all the flavor out of all the other fruit and vegetables and added its own peculiar stink. Within seconds my skin re-wrinkled, the sciatica returned, my hair turned white, and I shrunk several inches. I’m going to try blending my bananas again.
The folly of Indiana mass transit
By Randal O’Toole The Carmel Chamber of Commerce says that Indianapolis needs a regional transit system — which inevitably means higher taxes — so Indianapolis can compete with communities such as Minneapolis and Salt Lake City. In fact, since 1990 the Indianapolis urban area has grown more than twice as fast as the Minneapolis or Salt Lake urban areas, and faster than any other major urban area in the Midwest, so Indianapolis seems to be competing just fine without those higher taxes. The chamber would like you to believe that spending more tax dollars on transit means better transportation. But that’s far from true. It is important to understand that transit can have two quite different goals: first, moving people who, for one reason or another, can’t drive; and second, getting people who can drive out of their cars. Indianapolis transit at present mainly provides service for the former, those who can’t drive. But the need for that is small. The Census Bureau says that just 7 percent of Indianapolis-area households lack cars, and just 17,000 workers live in households that don’t have cars (nearly half of them drive to work alone anyway, presumably in borrowed cars). Nearly all of the region’s car-less households are in Indianapolis itself and won’t benefit from regional transit. Advocates of regional transit, then, are mainly interested in promoting the second goal: getting people, and particularly suburbanites, out of their cars. Ever since Ralph Nader’s 1965 book, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” Americans have been barraged with claims from anti-auto groups that cars are evil, gas-guzzling, polluting monsters. There may have been some truth to that in 1965, but since then auto fatality rates and air pollution have declined by more than 80 percent, and cars today are 40 percent more energy efficient. Nationally, cars and transit are about tied for energy consumption per passenger mile. IndyGo actually uses more energy and releases more greenhouse gases per passenger mile than the largest sport utility vehicles. And transit, especially transit aimed at getting people out of their cars, costs a lot more than driving. Americans spend about 25 cents a passenger mile on driving, including all subsidies to highways. Transit typically costs four times that much, and those costs only rise when cities start running empty transit vehicles to suburbs where people have three cars in every driveway.
Worse, the costs of regional transit are so high that most cities with regional transit systems have had to cut bus services to those who lack cars and need transit the most. Atlanta, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area are just some of the regions where transit riders have suffered in order to build a regional transit system. This doesn’t mean IndyGo can’t be improved. Contracting out bus routes to private operators can save up to 50 percent of the costs, allowing IndyGo to provide more service without higher taxes. Suburban cities that want to send buses into downtown Indianapolis should be allowed to do so. Increasing taxes to create a regional transit system, however, will provide no significant transportation benefits while actually hurting Indianapolis’ competitiveness.
Randal O’Toole is a senior fellow with the Cato Institute and a regular contributor on transportation issues for the Indiana Policy Review, where he recently published the paper “Indy Transit Task Force Misses the Mark.” A version of this essay originally appeared in the Oct. 18 Indianapolis Star. O’Toole is author of “Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It.”
October 22, 2013
Today is the 295th day of 2013 and the 31st day of autumn. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1883, the original Metropolitan Opera House opened in New York City with a performance of Charles Gounod’s “Faust.” In 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced a naval and air “quarantine” of Cuba in a tele-
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vised speech, after the discovery of Soviet missiles there. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to enter the United States for medical treatment. In 2005, Tropical Storm Alpha was the first Atlantic storm to be designated with a Greek letter, after the annual list of 21 names had been exhausted. TODAY’S FACT: A clandestine
operation known as Operation Peter Pan sent more than 14,000 Cuban children to the United States between 1960 and 1962, as parents feared their children would be taken into military schools and labor camps in the wake of the Cuban revolution.
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Multiple Hair Salons hosting Food Drive and “Bootiful” Cut-a-thon
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MONDAY, Oct. 21: A.A. Big Book discussion, 7 p.m., Decatur Church of God.
Pictured above are representatives of multiple salons. In no particular order is Cathee Graves, Jenni Straub, Molly McIntire, Jessi Billman, Kelly Eggleston, Kimberlee Hurst, Pat Schlemmer holding Cassidy Schlemmer and Kacie Shaffer. Pictured on bottom, right are Cathee Graves, Kaci Shaffer, Kimberlee Hurst and Pat Schlemmer of Classic Crimper Salon.
“Please Can Us!” is the theme of this years can drive initiated by multiple hair salons in Adams County. The goal is to fill a cargo trailer with food for the community food bank. Classic Crimpers, Bella Mia, Park Place, Cutting Edge, Rita’s Styling, Hair Studio, Beauty Parlor, Alley Cuts, Deanna’s Salon, E.F. Gass and Wood Door are all collecting contributions in their salons. Donations will be accepted through November. Classic Crimper Salon will host a “Bootiful” Cut-A-Thon from 10 a.m.-1p.m. on Saturday. The proceeds will go to the community Christmas tree lighting, local food bank and Storybook Park. All haircuts will cost $10. There will be treats for all.
TUESDAY, Oct. 22: TOPS Club, 10 a.m., Riverside Center. Senior citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside Center. Root Township Extension Homemakers Club, 1:30 p.m., West End Restaurant. Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service Complex. Bring your own bags. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church food pantry, 5-6 p.m. Families may receive food once per month. Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W. Monroe St., free dinner 6 p.m., Bible study group 6 :30 p.m. Bread of Life food pantry, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monroe United Methodist Church. A.A., 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23: Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E, Decatur. Free meal, 5-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 6th St. entrance. Celebrate Recovery, 6-7 p.m., small groups, 7-8 p.m., The Bridge Community Church. Adult Children of Alcoholics, a 12-step support program for those raised in alcoholic families, 7 p.m., The Bridge Community Church, 403 Winchester Rd.
for Soldiers” collecting contributions
Red Cross blood drive coming up
The American Red Cross is seeking blood donors to help meet the holiday need. “When you donate blood this time of year, you can take pride in knowing someone is extremely thankful for your act of giving,” shared Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the American Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Service Region. Every day, patients across the U.S. need more than 44,000 units of blood to treat emergency and ongoing medical conditions. Patients depend on blood for cancer treatments, scheduled surgeries, emergency or accident care, as well as ongoing needs related to serious diseases. The next blood drive will take place from 10a.m.4p.m. on Nov. 1, at Adams Memorial Hospital in the Decatur Room. To schedule an appointment or donate you may call 1-800-733-2767 or visit for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Indiana and Ohio), meet weight and height requirements of 110 pounds or more, depending on height, and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID to donate.
THURSDAY, Oct. 24: Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Adams Memorial Hospital Decatur Room. Senior Citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside Center. Quilts n’ Things, 8:30-11 a.m., St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Monroe United Methodist Church Farmer’s Wagon, 1 p.m. Line is to form no earlier than noon. TOPS Club weigh-in, 5:30 p.m.; meeting 6:15 p.m., Woodcrest Activity Building. Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., weigh-in; 6:30 p.m. meeting, Adams Memorial Hospital Decatur Room. Sober Beginnings, 6:30-8 p.m., Adams Memorial Hospital Berne Room. Divorce Care 4 Kids, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Decatur Church of God. A.A. (open) Big Book meeting, 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, Berne. FRIDAY, Oct. 25: Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E, Decatur. Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County by Service Complex. Bring Dr. Steven A. your own bags. DeGroff A.A. Happy Hour Doctor of Optometry Discussion Group (closed), 5-6 p.m., Decatur Church of God. Family EyE CarE Reformers Unanimous CHOOSING THE Addiction Recovery RIGHT READING Program, 7-9 p.m., Grace GLASSES FOR MEN Fellowship Church.
Shown in picture from left are sponsors of the ‘Stocking for Soldiers’ program, Jon Zwick and Boy Scout organizers, Grayson Hogg and Cody Stoner. In the back are Bob Hoffman and Jan Smith with American Legion Post 43, Decatur, Ron Bollenbacher with American Legion Post 468, Berne, Les Wagner with VFW 6751, Berne, Pattie Hogg, Stockings for Soldiers coordinator and Coni Mayer, of the ACCF. Names of deployed military members are provided through the foundation Military Galley.
    The Adams County Community Foundation and Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, will once again be collection items and contributions for the “Stockings for Soldiers” effort. This will be the third year of the program and the goal is to exceed the total of the two years combined. In the past, 79 and 188 stockings respectively, have been shipped to local military service members. “Our community has been very positive and active in their involvement, from high school students to senior citizens,” Jon Zwick explained. Collections will be through Dec. 1. Stockings for Soldiers is a cooperative effort of Patti Hogg, coordinator and Boys Scout adviser, American Legion post 768, Berne and VFW Post 6751. In addition to Stocking for Soldiers, Zwick and Jahn Funeral Homes and the committee still support “Cell Phones for Soldiers.” The program converts used cell phones into calling time for troops overseas, either by using calling cards or video phones. You may donate to the cell phone or stocking program by stopping by one of the organizations and picking up a list of recommended items. Questions may be directed to Jon at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, 724-9164 or by email at
Troyer’s to host bake sale and benefit meal
SATURDAY, Oct. 26: A.A., 7 p.m., (open speaker/discussion) Cross United Church, Berne. SUNDAY, Oct. 27: Decatur Eagles RC and Hobby club, 2 p.m., Hobby Site Club House.
Troyer's Market, 891 W. 300 S., Berne, will host a bake sale and benefit meal on October 24 and 25. Barbecued chicken dinners, smoked pork-chop dinners, and various homemade baked goods will be for sale. Carry-out and dine-in options are available. All proceeds will go to the Missions Fund.
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Date Night Might Bring Magic to Marriage
DEAR HARRIETTE: I have been married to my husband for nine years, but I am no longer in love with him. I met my husband in college, and we married four years later. The first five years of our marriage were amazing. We went on vacations, we traveled on a regular basis and we were living the life. However, something changed in our relationship. We’ve been on a steady decline for the past five years, and I would love to recreate the magical moments of our past. How can I make my relationship as it once was? -- Where Did the Love Go?, New York City DEAR WHERE DID THE LOVE GO?: Take a few minutes and travel down memory lane. What specific activities did you and your husband enjoy the most? Which vacations do you treasure? Perhaps you can schedule a vacation with him to one of those magical destinations. Simpler still is to create “date night.” Many happily married couples schedule a weekly date where they dedicate time to each other. You can go to the movies, out to dinner, for a long walk. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does have to be a commitment you make to your marriage to enjoy each other. Occasionally you can extend an invitation to another couple to join you for date night so that you have fun together. Making the choice to reignite your marriage is what will bring back the joy. DEAR HARRIETTE: I am taking a Spanish class to complete my general requirements for graduation, and I do not feel like I am getting the necessary information from my professor. Last week, I asked him a question about Spanish sentence structure because I wanted to make some kind of sense on how to write a sentence in Spanish. My professor blew off my question and told me to memorize the photocopied lessons instead. I asked my professor if there is a book I could use as a reference; he did not recommend a book. The semester is almost halfway over, and I really would like to have a working understanding of Spanish, but I don’t know what to do. -Como Se Llama?, Newark, N.J. DEAR COMO SE LLAMA?: Ask your teacher if you can schedule a conference with him. In a private meeting, talk to him about your concerns. Find out what the expectations are for students in your level. If you are in an entry-level Spanish class, you may not be expected to write full sentences. Find out the specifics. If you believe that you do not have the ability to execute the requirements, ask him for guidance on how to do that. Know that memorization is a part of learning. If you understand the material that he has asked you to memorize and you follow his instruction, you may actually find that you will be learning the basics of sentence structure. Review the pages in question with him to gain clarity on the content there.
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Pictured above are Nicole Putteet and her daughter, Gabrielle, picking out some gently used books Monday at the Adams Public Library book sale. The sale will last through the week.
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Put your wish list somewhere visible and look at it daily for inspiration in the coming months. Whatever you set your mind to can be yours if you are persistent, consistent and forthright. Put your considerable social skills to good use. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Discuss money matters with someone close to you to find a way to meet your financial demands. A realistic approach, undertaken with emotions in check, will help you make significant adjustments. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- For maximum inspiration, you should visit destinations that are educational or that spark your imagination. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you don’t understand or like something. You can make a difference. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Observe a situation until you feel you have enough information to make a good judgment call. Don’t let anger lead you in the wrong direction. Positive change comes from well-thought-out plans. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Use your clout, know-how and confidence to help you gain favors and support from influential people. An unpredictable situation is best left alone. Stick to conservative plans. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You’ll be questioned if you appear to be uncertain. Assess your situation and make decisions based on what will make your life easier. Physical activity will ease stress. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t judge others. Creative endeav-
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Giguere, Avalanche shut out Penguins
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 34 shots for his second shutout in 11 days and the Colorado Avalanche edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 on Monday night. Gabriel Landeskog scored the game’s only goal 5:26 into the second period as Colorado improved to 8-1, the best start in franchise history. The game was billed as a fight for bragging rights between Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby and Colorado rookie Nathan MacKinnon. The former No. 1 picks both are from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia in Canada. Instead, Giguere stole the show. Pittsburgh went 0 for 7 on the power play and lost for the first time at home despite outshooting the Avalanche 34-14. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 shots for the Penguins (7-2). SHARKS 1, RED WINGS 0, SO DETROIT (AP) — Logan Couture scored in the shootout and San Jose beat Detroit. The Sharks (8-0-1) are the NHL’s last team without a regulation loss. Each goalie got a shutout for not allowing a goal in 65 minutes. Antti Niemi — who got his 24th career shutout — made 24 saves for San Jose and Jimmy Howard, who earned his 17th shutout, stopped 27 shots. It was Niemi’s third shutout against Detroit. He also stopped Todd Bertuzzi on Detroit’s final shootout attempt with a spectacular pad save. It was the first game of a four-game Eastern road swing for San Jose. FLAMES 3, KINGS 2 LOS ANGELES (AP) — T.J. Brodie scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 29.7 seconds to play, and the Flames rallied for a victory over the Kings. The Flames were awarded a power play with 2:12 left in regulation when Dennis Wideman fell to the ice near the benches, drawing a hooking penalty on Anze Kopitar. Brodie collected a bouncing puck in the slot and beat Jonathan Quick for the third power-play goal of the night for the Flames, who had lost on the first two stops of their five-game trip. Mike Cammalleri scored in his season debut for the Flames, and rookie Sean Monahan added another powerplay goal in the second period. Karri Ramo stopped 27 shots in his first victory for Calgary.
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By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, choosing pitching coach Bryan Price to replace Dusty Baker on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the decision. The club planned to introduce the 51-year-old Price at a news conference later in the day. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. The Cincinnati Enquirer first reported the decision. The job comes with enormous expectations for Price, who has been one of the most successful pitching coaches in the majors but has never managed at any level. Baker led the Reds to three 90-win seasons and three playoff appearances in the last four years, but Cincinnati got knocked out in the first round of the postseason each time. The Reds fired Baker with a year left on his contract after a final-week fade that included an implosion by the pitching staff. Cincinnati lost its last six games, including a 6-2 defeat at PNC Park in the wild-card playoff against the Pirates. General manager Walt Jocketty said the closing slump was a major factor in the decision to change managers. Baker led the Reds to their best stretch of success since Sparky Anderson managed the Big Red Machine to World Series titles in the 1970s. Price will be expected to keep Cincinnati winning deep into the playoffs in 2014 with the core of the team under contract. Like Baker, he has an even-keel personality. Unlike Baker, he comes to the job with no previous managing experience. Price was a left-handed pitcher for six years in the minors, his career scuttled by elbow surgery. He started his coaching career in Seattle’s farm system and was the Mariners’ pitching coach from 2000-05. He moved to Arizona as pitching coach from 2006-09, resigning there after Bob Melvin was replaced. Jocketty hired him to replace Dick Pole in Cincinnati, where he helped the Reds’ staff develop into one of the NL’s best during his four seasons working with Baker. Now, Jocketty has several important lineup decisions to make to try to keep the Reds competitive in the NL Central, which sent three teams to the playoffs.
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National Football League By The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 2 0 .714 152 127 N.Y. Jets 4 3 0 .571 134 162 Miami 3 3 0 .500 135 140 Buffalo 3 4 0 .429 159 178 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 5 2 0 .714 187 131 Tennessee 3 4 0 .429 145 146 Houston 2 5 0 .286 122 194 Jacksonville 0 7 0 .000 76 222 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 5 2 0 .714 148 135 Baltimore 3 4 0 .429 150 148 Cleveland 3 4 0 .429 131 156 Pittsburgh 2 4 0 .333 107 132 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 7 0 0 1.000 169 81 Denver 6 1 0 .857 298 197 San Diego 4 3 0 .571 168 144 Oakland 2 4 0 .333 105 132 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 4 3 0 .571 200 155 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 169 196 Washington 2 4 0 .333 152 184 N.Y. Giants 1 6 0 .143 126 216 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 5 1 0 .833 161 103 Carolina 3 3 0 .500 139 83 Atlanta 2 4 0 .333 153 157 Tampa Bay 0 6 0 .000 87 132 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 4 2 0 .667 168 127 Detroit 4 3 0 .571 186 167 Chicago 4 3 0 .571 213 206 Minnesota 1 5 0 .167 132 181 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 6 1 0 .857 191 116 San Francisco 5 2 0 .714 176 135 St. Louis 3 4 0 .429 156 184 Arizona 3 4 0 .429 133 161 ——— Thursday’s Game Seattle 34, Arizona 22 Sunday’s Games Atlanta 31, Tampa Bay 23 Washington 45, Chicago 41 Dallas 17, Philadelphia 3 N.Y. Jets 30, New England 27, OT Buffalo 23, Miami 21 Carolina 30, St. Louis 15 Cincinnati 27, Detroit 24 San Diego 24, Jacksonville 6 San Francisco 31, Tennessee 17 Kansas City 17, Houston 16 Green Bay 31, Cleveland 13 Pittsburgh 19, Baltimore 16 Indianapolis 39, Denver 33 Open: New Orleans, Oakland Monday’s Game N.Y. Giants 23, Minnesota 7 Thursday, Oct. 24 Carolina at Tampa Bay, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 Cleveland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Francisco vs. Jacksonville at London, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee Monday, Oct. 28 Seattle at St. Louis, 8:40 p.m. National Hockey League By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 10 6 3 1 13 24 24 Toronto 9 6 3 0 12 30 22 Boston 7 5 2 0 10 20 10 Montreal 8 5 3 0 10 26 15 Tampa Bay 8 5 3 0 10 26 21 Ottawa 8 3 3 2 8 21 24 Florida 9 3 6 0 6 20 32 Buffalo 10 1 8 1 3 13 28 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 9 7 2 0 14 31 20 Carolina 9 4 2 3 11 22 26 N.Y. Islanders 8 3 3 2 8 25 23 Columbus 8 3 5 0 6 19 22 Washington 8 3 5 0 6 21 25 New Jersey 8 1 4 3 5 17 26 N.Y. Rangers 7 2 5 0 4 11 29 Philadelphia 8 1 7 0 2 11 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 9 8 1 0 16 28 12 Chicago 8 5 1 2 12 23 19 St. Louis 7 5 1 1 11 27 19 Nashville 9 5 3 1 11 19 22 Minnesota 9 3 3 3 9 19 22 Winnipeg 9 4 5 0 8 22 25 Dallas 8 3 5 0 6 20 28 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 9 8 0 1 17 40 16 Anaheim 8 7 1 0 14 30 19 Phoenix 9 5 2 2 12 27 26 Los Angeles 10 6 4 0 12 26 25 Vancouver 10 5 4 1 11 27 29 Calgary 8 4 2 2 10 26 28 Edmonton 9 2 6 1 5 26 36 OTE: Two points for a win, one point N for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Columbus 3, Vancouver 1 Nashville 3, Winnipeg 1 Anaheim 6, Dallas 3 Monday’s Games San Jose 1, Detroit 0, SO Colorado 1, Pittsburgh 0 Calgary 3, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday’s Games Anaheim at Toronto, 7 p.m. Vancouver at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Columbus, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Ottawa at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 8 p.m. Monday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS—Announced the retirement of manager Jim Leyland. TEXAS RANGERS—Named Tim Bogar bench coach. National League NEW YORK METS—Named Will Carafello director of social media. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Suspended Oklahoma C Hasheem Thabeet one game for head butting New Orleans C Greg Stiemsma in an Oct. 17 game. Fined Denver G Nate Robinson $10,000 for pushing Oklahoma City C Steven Adams from behind and striking him in the chest during an Oct. 15 game. ATLANTA HAWKS—Waived F James Johnson. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS— Waived F Brandon Davies. MIAMI HEAT—Waived F Jarvis Varnado, G Larry Drew II and G Charlie Westbrook. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—Suspended Washington S Brandon Meriweather two games for repeat violations this season of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Traded OT Bryant McKinnie to Miami for a conditional late-round draft pick. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Waived DB Julian Posey. Claimed DB Jordan Poyer off waivers from Philadelphia. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed DT Marvin Austin. Re-signed G Ray Dominguez and WR Jamar Newsome to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS— Released DT Andre Neblett. NEW YORK JETS—Activated QB David Garrard. Released QB Brady Quinn. PITTSBURGH STEELERS— Waived RB Isaac Redman. Signed LB Kion Wilson from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS—Released KR Darius Reynaud. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Suspended Colorado F Cody McLeod five games for boarding Detroit D Niklas Kronwall during an Oct. 17 game. 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By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A day after a caution froze the field on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway, a caller complained to SiriusXM NASCAR radio he’d been robbed of his right to see a race to the finish line. The gripe could not have been more off base. In a season that will be remembered for a rash of driver injuries, not throwing a caution would have been negligent of NASCAR. Denny Hamlin missed four races this year with a fractured vertebra, and Michael Annett was out three months with a fractured sternum. Tony Stewart, who broke his leg in a sprint car crash, has been sidelined since August and underwent a third surgery earlier this month. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti was just released from a hospital last week after fracturing two vertebrae, his right ankle and suffering a nasty concussion in an Oct. 6 IndyCar race, and a crash in Saturday night’s season finale left Justin Wilson hospitalized with a pelvic fracture. So when Austin Dillon’s car went airborne on the last lap Sunday, just when fans were holding their breath waiting for a mad dash to the checkered flag, NASCAR had no choice but to throw the caution after Dillon’s car came back down to the track and was tagged hard by Casey Mears. ‘‘The safety for our drivers and our fans is the most important thing to us,’’ NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said Monday. ‘‘There comes a time when you see what happens on the race track to move safety equipment and attend to the drivers involved.’’ That this is even being discussed, and there are people complaining about NASCAR’s decision, is appalling. It was just a day earlier that the Truck Series race ended with a 12-vehicle crash that saw Miguel Paludo flip upside down and Kyle Busch take a massive hit to the inside wall at Talladega. Darrell Wallace Jr. admitted afterward that the wreck ‘‘scared the hell out of me.’’ ‘‘Man, it makes you want to go 10 miles under the speed limit in your regular car because pushing 200 or whatever we’re doing and wrecking it hard, I’d die (doing this often),’’ the 19-year-old said. ‘‘That’s scary. I’m freaking myself out again. I just couldn’t breathe.’’ And what did Busch say after the race? ‘‘You know when you see the checkered flag and you see things going on in front of you, you just keep your foot on it and I drove it all the way to the start-finish (line),’’ Busch said. He’s absolutely right. Drivers don’t get off the gas with the finish in sight, not even when another car is sailing over the top of them. It’s on NASCAR to back them down, and at Talladega, where the scramble to the finish line is always chaotic, NASCAR did the absolute right thing on Sunday. To some fans, this wasn’t fair or consistent. Dillon wasn’t hurt, and he was able to drive his car back to the garage. After Mears hit him, it appeared the rest of the pack cleared the accident scene and could have raced on without coming into contact with Dillon. Most important, though, was that it was Dale Earnhardt Jr. in second place and patiently waiting to attempt a last-lap pass of Jamie McMurray for the win. When the caution came out, the field was frozen, and now nobody will ever know what Junior had up his sleeve. It doesn’t matter. This isn’t a blood sport, drivers aren’t Roman gladiators, and there comes a time when a race is simply over. ‘‘I think there are people who fail to see the danger in race car driving anymore,’’ Wilson said Monday from his hospital bed in California. ‘‘But we’ve lost some drivers and quite a few people have been hurt. Maybe it isn’t as safe as we think it is? ‘‘These days it does take more of a freak accident to get injured, but we can’t forget the protocol of what to do in those situations, whether it’s Daytona when fans get injured or Talladega when a car takes off and gets hit pretty hard when it lands,’’ he said. ‘‘They’ve got to stick to the protocol in looking after drivers and fans.’’
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Freeman struggles in first game; Giants top Vikings, 23-7
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With six losses on their resume, the New York Giants could have been wondering if they would ever win a game this season. Instead, they searched within to see what they are made of. ‘‘The players and coaches have great pride in what we’re doing,’’ Eli Manning said Monday night after — at last — the team’s first victory, 23-7 over the Minnesota Vikings. ‘‘We just had to keep going, get rid of some of the mistakes, and play the way we need to play.’’ They were efficient, if not overwhelming, which is all they needed to be against the mistakeprone Vikings (1-5). The Giants began the season as the team turning over the ball (minus16 difference) while showing little penchant for playing defense. But against the Vikings, they had three takeaways to one lost fumble. Peterson, the league’s MVP last season and a 2,000-yard rusher, was held to 28 yards five days after his 2-year-old son was buried in South Dakota. The man accused in the death was indicted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, prosecutors said Monday. ‘‘It was tough sledding. We couldn’t get anything established up front,’’ Peterson said. Peterson was not helped by a rusty Josh Freeman, making his debut as Vikings quarterback after being signed as a free agent when Tampa Bay cut the 2009 firstround draft pick. Freeman frequently missed open receivers, and several of his throws sailed yards beyond his targets. Coach Leslie Frazier said he considered taking out Freeman, but that the score was close enough for him to stick with his new QB. Josh Brown kicked three field goals and Rueben Randle caught a 24-yard TD pass for New York (1-6). ‘‘For us, we can’t look too much past a win and a step in the right direction,’’ defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said. ‘‘We can’t look beyond the next step.’’ Marcus Sherels provided Minnesota’s points with an 86-yard punt return, but his fumble without being hit during a runback midway in the third quarter set up New York at the Vikings 3. Peyton Hillis, signed last Wednesday with the Giants in dire need of running backs, surged in from the 1 for a 17-7 lead — New York’s biggest in 2013. The lead grew on Brown’s 23-yard field goal to finish off a 16-play, 75-yard drive, and to 23-7 on his 36-yarder. Another Vikings mistake handed those points to the Giants: Rookie Sharrif Floyd, a defensive tackle of all things, fumbled at Minnesota’s 18 while returning a short kickoff. The Giants controlled the clock and the ball for most of the opening quarter and led 3-0 when Sherels broke his spectacular punt return — the third against the Giants this season. He sped down the left sideline virtually untouched, then twice faked out punter Steve Weatherford. By the time Weatherford reached Sherels, it was at the goal line — where Weatherford brought him down with a horse-collar tackle. Minnesota had a total of 8 yards on punt
runbacks heading into Monday night. But Sherels set a team mark with 119. Before Sherels’ sprint, New York had gone 17 plays and used up the first 9:36, but bogged down at the 16 and Brown made a 35-yard field goal. And one play after Minnesota hurt itself on rookie Xavier Rhodes’ 23-yard pass interference penalty, Manning threw a laser to a leaping Randle in the left corner of the end zone for a 10-7 lead. It was the first time New York led at halftime all season. The defense held Peterson to 9 yards rushing on eight carries, and he didn’t do much more in the second half.
Selking ends stellar year at semi-state in Kokomo
KOKOMO — Bellmont's Evan Selking had already broken tradition as the school's first singles participant in the IHSAA semi-state tennis tournament. As it happened, though, the junior fell a bit short of lengthening his season as he fell to his opponent, Kendal Norman from Owen Valley, in straight sets during the opening round Saturday, 6-2, 6-2. "This was some of the best tennis that Evan has seen all year," noted Bellmont coach Joe Selking. "Kendal had an excellent return of serve and put pressure on Evan with every shot." Because of the rain the match was played on an indoor surface and according to coach Selking, "that was definitely an advantage for Kendal.  His heavy deep shots were even more difficult to deal with on the faster surface. Evan was pushed deep behind the baseline and Kendal won court positioning early in each point and would not relinquish his position. Many points found Evan three to four feet behind the baseline and Kendal standing on or inside the baseline. It is difficult to win a match giving up that much court."  Selking was a winner at last week's regional final at Carroll when he defeated Norwell's Jordan Dickey to move on to Kokomo's foursome. With only 16 singles players left in the state at the start of Saturday's matches, Selking had already accomplished more than any other Braves tennis player. He finished the season at 20-5. In the first match of the day, Yorktown's Ian Landwehr (20-0) was a winner over Judson Quinn (16-1) of Western 6-0, 6-0. Norman (14-0) defeated Selking in the other semi-final leading to the championship after a short break. In the finals, Landwehr was victorious 6-1, 6-1 over Norman to advance to state next Friday.
Sports Highlights
By Dylan Malone old rivalry this Saturday as they play a game in New Albany, Ohio, a northeast Columbus suburb. Decatur’s longest tenured Parks soccer coach (27 seasons), Heiman said he is looking forward to “Keeping the Cup in Decatur where it belongs”. The game dates back to 1989 when Rev. Mike Brown (former Monroe United Brethren pastor and 1987-88 Decatur  Parks high school club coach) brought his New Albany team to Decatur and won in a lopsided 8-0 game. Brown’s team won again in 1990, then the game took a few years off. The rivalry was renewed with three games played between 1997-2002 when the trophy became The Hoosier-Buckeye Cup. Decatur’s fortunes changed and they won all three games. Brown retired from coaching in 2006 but came out of retirement this year and talk began of a possible rematch between the two coaches. Heiman played high school goalie for Brown in 1987-88. Unable to resist the temptation to remind his former coach that he had all three trophies Heiman challenged Brown to one last match. Finally the New Albany coach said “game on” and the Cup rivalry was renewed. Heiman has pulled together a Decatur all-star team and has been able to get several sponsors including Bonje and Custom Car Care. When  asked why he would  travel all the way to Columbus Heiman responded: “My shelf has space for one more trophy!”
Conference soccer teams listed around the area
Both the NHC and ACAC have released their all-conference squads for this fall season this week including a few members from both boys and girls teams at Bellmont and South Adams. In the Allen County Athletic Conference, the conference champion Leo Lions placed five of their squad on the first team and three on the second team, while Garrett added seven to the teams (four on the first team). Woodlan named two players on each team with Heritage staking one on the first team and three on the second. The Starfires' goalie Tyler Sprunger was the only player recognized on the first team amongst just two other sophomores on that list. On the second team, seniors Dustin Dellinger and Collin Lahr were named as a forward and midfielder respectively with junior Marco Vasquez listed as a forward as well on the second team. It was much the same for the girls' ACAC ballot as Leo landed five girls on the first team and three on the second. Heritage had four slots on the first team with three more on the second, while Garrett had one on the first and three on the second squad and Woodlan had their goalie make first team with three others on the second. For the Stars, Alaina Johnston was named first team as a goalie and forward leading the team in both goals scored and saves, while Michaela Rupp was also honored as a midfielder and forward. On the second team, Madison Morgan and Chelsea Moore were listed as defensive players honored with Sharon Balsiger as a midfielder also being recognized for her play. Despite a 2-5 record in the NHC, the Bellmont boys were crowned sectional champions and were recognized with a second-team entrant as well as four honorable mentions for the conference lists. Junior Caleb Schell was named to the HM goalie list, while Sam Ainsworth was listed on the HM defender list, Seth King an HM midfielder, and Cam Bienz an HM forward. The only Braves kicker to make second team was freshman Joel Harvey as a midfielder. For the rest of the NHC boys, the conference champion Chargers were rewarded with 10 members including three on the first team. Homestead went 6-1 in the conference and landed eight places on the NHC lists with three first-teamers. East Noble was 5-2 with three of their seven team nominations on the first squad, while DeKalb went 4-3 with four of seven named to the first team. Also 2-5 in the conference with Bellmont was Columbia City (no members honored) and Norwell (three honorable mentions, one 2nd team). New Haven had one forward named to the HM list going 0-7. For the NHC girls, Carroll, DeKalb and Homestead tied for the conference title going 6-1. The Chargers placed 10 members of their squad on the lists including five first-teamers, while the Spartans had six players on first team, 10 overall, and the Barons had seven members listed with four on the first team. After the three-way tie, the sectional winning Squaws were fourth in the conference at 4-3 led by their lone first-teamer, sophomore Bailey Beery listed as a midfielder. Fellow sophomore Emily Gunsett was named second team as a defender, while seniors Tori Smitley (goal) and Macy Burkholder (defender) were each named to honorable mention. Other NHC teams included Norwell (3-4) with five honorable mention listings, East Noble (2-5) with four members including two 2nd team, New Haven (1-6) with two honorable mentions, and Columbia City (0-7) with one honorable mention.
Lady Stars down South Side
FORT WAYNE— The Lady Starfires ended their volleyball regular season with a three-set win over the South Side Archers 25-11, 25-11, 25-9 on Monday night. "What a great way to end regular season play!" praised SA coach Amie Sprunger. "I am so proud of our girls tonight. They never let down and played until the end." Sprunger also lifted up the play of the bench in the sweep win. "The girls off the bench stepped right in and played the levels expected of them." The Stars play Thursday against Churubusco in the opening round of sectionals with Eastside and Bluffton looming in the other bracket. Adams Central and Woodlan play tonight with Canterbury awaiting the winner with the bye on the other side of the tourney schedule. Leading the offensive for the Starfires against South Side was Alyssa Bluhm who had 11 kills, five aces, six assists, and two blocks. "Alyssa was smart at the net and found their open holes defensively," noted Sprunger. "Caralie Farlow served aggressively for us, while Brandy Rogers was energy as always with Emma Rosswurm constantly improving her setting." Farlow had two kills, two aces, and three digs, while Rogers posted a kill and Rosswurm had 14 assists with six digs. Cady Farlow aided the offense with six kills, five aces and a block, Morgan Alberson had two blocks, four kills and an ace, and Kylie Grabau had a block with two digs. The JV lost their contest in three sets 25-24, 9-25, 10-15 led by Abby Myers who had nine kills and three aces. Chastity Guereca had 22 assists, while Cindy Int'Groen had 13 kills and an ace.
P & R youth soccer match classic to be revived soon
It’s been eleven years since a Decatur Parks and Recreation soccer team has played in the HoosierBuckeye Cup but a team made up of middle school girls coached by Larry Heiman plans to renew an
PLAYING LATE IN OCTOBER—Bellmont tennis’ Evan Selking takes a moment for a photo-op after his semi-state match at Kokomo. Selking is the first Braves player to reach that stage in singles play. (Photo provided)
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